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Earthquake Retrofitting Contractor Tips

Earthquake Retrofitting Contractor Tips

Even though California residents and property owners are well aware of the potential for seismic activity on the West Coast, most people don’t think about earthquakes on a regular basis.  Most people have seen the shocking images in recent years of areas that have been hit hard by violent earthquakes, but it is easy to […]

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Identify and Fix Safety Hazards before the Next Mega-quake

Identify and Fix Safety Hazards before the Next Mega-quake

Although earthquakes happen in various parts of the country on a fairly regular basis, the West Coast often has stronger, more powerful earthquakes and thus, a greater chance of building damage, injury and work stoppage.  When destructive seismic activity occurs, residents rely on businesses to stay open after the event so that the community can […]

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Could Los Angeles Experience a Magnitude 9.6 Mega-quake?

Could Los Angeles Experience a Magnitude 9.6 Mega-quake?

Over the years, Hollywood has given us a multitude of disaster movies, including more than fifteen fictional movies about earthquakes.  They are typically extreme movies that show incredible destruction and devastation and, of course, they always have a hero or two to help save the day.  The 2015 movie, San Andreas, did not let us […]

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The Cost of Earthquake Insurance Can Be Reduced

The Cost of Earthquake Insurance Can Be Reduced

Many commercial property owners, especially along the West Coast, are concerned about the cost of earthquake insurance.  California property owners are well aware of the fact that their building may be located near one of the many active faults that run through the state.  Property owners and commercial management teams have also heard the dire […]

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A Brief California Earthquake History

A Brief California Earthquake History

Residents in California are very aware that earthquakes occur on a regular basis, simply because the state has so many active faults.  The San Andreas and Hayward Faults are the most well-known, however there are actually more than one hundred active faults that lie underground throughout the entire state.  California has a unique landscape, and much […]

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Fracking and Earthquakes

Fracking and Earthquakes

There have been many concerning issues mentioned in recent years about hydraulic fracturing, which is sometimes referred to as fracking.  Although there have been many discussions in the media regarding this process, scientists really know very little when it comes to fracking and the potential for earthquakes. Hydraulic fracturing is the high-pressure process of injecting […]

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Earthquake Retrofitting – The Basics

Earthquake Retrofitting – The Basics

Are you concerned that your Los Angeles commercial property will be hit hard, if a mighty temblor hits your near your building’s location?   Was your building constructed more than 25 years ago?   If your answer is yes, now is the time to consider a commercial earthquake retrofit. Having your building go through an earthquake retrofit […]

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Which Los Angeles Buildings Need a Retrofit?

Which Los Angeles Buildings Need a Retrofit?

In May, the Los Angeles City Council decided to take an aggressive stand regarding earthquake safety.  The council charged city building officials to locate all apartment buildings that would be susceptible to collapse as a result of the powerful forces of underground seismic activity.  This survey will focus on finding the many wood-frame structures similar […]

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Retrofitting to Meet Earthquake Safe Building Codes

Retrofitting to Meet Earthquake Safe Building Codes

Up until about 35 years ago, most buildings were designed based on the general idea of build it and move on.  Based on recent seismic activity, we now know that is an extremely dangerous concept, especially in areas around the Pacific Rim.  As history has shown us, California and the entire West Coast are definitely […]

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Earthquake Retrofitting Occupied Buildings

Earthquake Retrofitting Occupied Buildings

Many occupied buildings in the metropolitan Los Angeles area, especially those built more than twenty years ago, are in need structural repairs and strengthening, as part of an earthquake retrofit.  Healthcare facilities, apartment buildings, some small office buildings and large business operations are occupied around the clock, often  seven days a week.   Many commercial property […]

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